THE MOST CURRENT STUDIES AND COUNTRY REPORTS
The Austrian capital is very popular with international retailers.
Experts continue to fear a drop in sales in retail stores, falling demand for retail space, and store closures. That is the essence of the “4th Shopping Center Market Report Switzerland 2017.”
According to Colliers International’s “Poland Market Insights—Annual Report 2017,” only about 400,000 sq m of new retail space was created in 2016. This is one third less than in 2015. Around 400,000 sq m are expected for this year as well.
In order to provide the retail and leisure industry with guidance and insight to navigate the opportunity posed by F&B, the ICSC commissioned JLL to carry out a global study. It should provide a holistic, 360-degree view of the current landscape, challenges, risks, opportunities, and future outlook for foodservice within the shopping center space.
Effective retail places use leisure, technology, and planning to lure shoppers, who now want shopping to be both functional and social.
The distribution of online potential for product groups such as food, clothing, consumer electronics and DIY items differs substantially from region to region. Recently GfK published its findings in the first-ever study on regional online potential for 17 product groups in Germany.
How the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will affect the British shopping center industry.
Colliers recently published a “Retail Market Overview” of the first half of 2016 in Bulgaria. It indicates that the market will undergo sustainable development, with decreasing levels of supply and stable demand until the end of the year.
According to a recent report by Cushman & Wakefield, the sales area of European retail parks will increase by 50% more in 2016 than in the previous year. This growth is due mainly to developments in France, Italy, and the UK.
In an interview with ACROSS, Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, explains how the City Center Strategy protects and progresses the retail offer.
The EHI Retail Institute recently presented the German “Shopping Center Report 2016.” It reports that only four new projects will be completed this year. Revitalizations and neighborhoods centers currently prevail.
The annual volume of new Moscow shopping centers will decrease to 460,000 sq m in 2016. Almost 90% of 2016 completions will come from postponed projects.
GfK study on key retail indicators: 2015 review and 2016 forecast
According to Redevco, these are the top three most attractive European retail destinations. It is notable that soft factors continue to drive city performance.
ECE has published new study on development of food & beverages at shopping centers. Restaurants and food courts have been an important trend at the centers for a while.
The current largest shopping center development project in Switzerland is the Mall of Switzerland in Ebikon, near Lucerne. ACROSS wanted to ask Marcel Stoffel, Managing Director of the Swiss Council of Shopping Centers (SCSC), how he views the project and what he sees as the future prospects for the Swiss shopping center industry.
Transactions in the retail sector were dominant last year, accounting for around 55% of the total volume.
There are currently 189 shopping centers in Switzerland with sales area greater than 5,000 sq m. This includes five largest railway stations and airport shopping in Zurich/Kloten. Last year, there were just 182 centers.
Luxury labels pay “connoisseur’s price” of more than €400 per sq m per month for prime addresses in the center of Vienna.
No grand openings were celebrated in the Benelux country last year. This year and the following years will be different.